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Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Apr;82(4):643-5. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2010.09-0686.

Emergence of sylvatic Echinococcus granulosus as a parasitic zoonosis of public health concern in an indigenous community in Canada.

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Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Saskatchewan, 52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon S7N 5B4, Saskatchewan, Canada. chelsea.himsworth@usask.ca

Abstract

Within a remote Canadian Indigenous community, at least 11* of people had antibodies against Echinococcus granulosus and E. granulosus eggs were detected in 6* of environmentally collected canine fecal samples. Dog ownership, hunting, and trapping were not risk factors for seropositivity, suggesting that people are most likely exposed to E. granulosus through indirect contact with dog feces in the environment. In this situation, human exposure could be most effectively curtailed by preventing consumption of cervid viscera by free-roaming dogs.

PMID:
20348513
PMCID:
PMC2844548
DOI:
10.4269/ajtmh.2010.09-0686
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